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Why Children's Cartoons Have A Sexism Problem

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Pretty much without fail, all the classic old cartoons featured a cast almost entirely made up of male characters, with a handful of females tossed in for the express purpose of serving as a sexual foil for the guys

Amazon Warns About 'Racial Prejudices' In 'Tom And Jerry'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

Cartoons today aren't like they used to be, and maybe that's a good thing. BBC reports that Amazon Prime is accompanying "Tom and Jerry" with a cau...

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

Stephen Colbert Just Thanked Racism

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert doesn't blame racism for John Boehner suing Barack Obama; he thanks it. Nearly all United States presidents have issued executive o...

Biracial Woman Talks To KKK Members To Confront Racism Face-To-Face

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

Most people would be afraid to confront a member of the Ku Klux Klan to talk about racism, but one filmmaker has made it her mission to do just that. ...

How Can White People Better Talk About Racism?

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Amelia Shroyer

Some people say American racism is "getting better," but this could not be further from the truth. The manners in which racism takes form have simply changed.

The Year in Racism

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

When a celebrity get busted for driving drunk with an ounce of cocaine, they at least admit to having a problem and check into a clinic. When a politician gets caught having an affair, they at least suggest they have let people down and get counseling. But for some reason being racist is the only sin that provides political cover.

NBA Rejects Racism, MLB And NFL Continue Their Silence

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo are not something said in private. They are as public as it gets. Millions of dollars are made each year by the sale of merchandise with these names and logos prominently appearing. Yet the leagues do nothing.

These Charities Are Rejecting Donations From Disgraced Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact

Donald Sterling's public image continues to crumble before our eyes after the NBA team owner's blatantly racist remarks were caught on tape for the wo...

Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

'Color-Blinded-Ness' Is Racism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

When meritocracy dies, racism will die too, and we will have a far more beautiful world.

Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling File Missing Context Reports

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Cliven Bundy: "Hello, Donald?" Donald Sterling: "Yes?" Bundy: "This is Cliven Bundy." Sterling: "Yes, Cliven, I've been meaning to call to tell you...

The Story of the Woman-Bashing Meme

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Varda Epstein

Here's a funny thing about politics: people assume that "right-wing conservative" translates to gun-toting, anti-abortion, intolerant, bigoted, sexist homophobe

My TeleNovella Life: Becoming That Girl

Annette Ramos | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Annette Ramos

Shame saturated my identity. I though that I was the only one in the world struggling, believing something was very wrong with me.

UPDATE: Editor Apologizes For Controversial Photo

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Buro 24/7 editor, Miroslava Duma, issued a statement about the controversial image on her Instagram page: Dasha Zhukova has also resp...

Funny, Ignorant or Racist?

PP Wong | Posted 02.26.2014 | Comedy
PP Wong

Racial bullying in the playground is easy to spot; but, grown-up racial bullying often takes the form of jokes and verbal innuendos.

Hollywood and the Shaping of Perceptions of Racism

Olivia Cole | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

I wonder if white America as a whole will ever be able to empathize with present-day struggle. Looking back with sympathy and indignation is easier than looking around, isn't it? I just wonder what are we looking toward.

Blackface Is BACK

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

For the ten millionth time: STOP PAINTING WHITE PEOPLE BLACK! We were hoping we wouldn't see another instance of Blackface in 2013 -- or the rest ...

Kathleen Miles

When It Comes To Racism, This Guy Is Saying What We're All Thinking | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.18.2013 | Los Angeles

People write horrible things on the Internet. Racist, sexist, fill-in-blank-phobic things that many sites -- including HuffPost -- have to pay full-t...

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

Getting Halloween Right Amid Geisha, Indian, and Pimp Costumes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Malachi Segers For young adults hunting for a last minute Halloween costume, it's often really hard to walk the line between cool and offensive. ...

Petition Urges Jay Z To Cut Ties To Barneys With Bold New T-Shirt

Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

As the accusations of racism against Barneys New York continues to pick up steam following the reveal of a second discrimination lawsuit, the call for...

Dark Skin = Un-American?

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Reef Karim, D.O.

Apparently being American means being white and having a name everyone's familiar with.It means being comfortable with what you know and who you know. It means being fearful of the unknown. And it means not having dark skin.

A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.

Racist Juror Comment Backfires

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Here’s one juror who has trouble laying aside his prejudice. A federal judge allowed two Mexican restaurant owners, in the state of Maine, accus...